The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
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Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1980 item #1373519 (stock #MOR5264)
The Kura
$1,500.00
A fine image of Shimbashi Rain-Kyoto by Clifton Karhu in the original frame numbered signed and dated 73, 61/80. The frame is 23 x 23-1/2 x 1-1/2 inches (58.5 x 59.5 x 4 cm). Due to the glass panel this will require special shipping consideration. There is some toning due to age and a small water stain in the very 1970s matting, bottom left corner (see close-up). This same print is held in the collection of the Spencer Museum of Art.
Clifton Karhu (1927-2007) had his first introduction...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1373219 (stock #MOR6652)
The Kura
sold, thank you
An exquisite trumpeting form in mottled bronze by Hara Naoki enclosed in the original wooden box. It is 32.7 cm (13 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Hara Naoki (1906-1994) was born in Kashiwazaki city, Niigata the first son of Hara Choichiro, an artist in the local bronze tradition. He apprenticed under the famous Kattori Shushin upon graduating school in 1921, and further studied design in the Kawabata Art School before being enrolled in the Tokyo Bijutsu Gakko (mod. Tokyo Univ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1373217 (stock #AOR6650)
The Kura
$1,100.00
A panoramic landscape of dark trees and intimated sunset by Imai Morihiko wrapped in the original 1950s silver painted wooden frame. Stylistically it is very representative of the somber colors and thick textures which were such an important part of Nihonga in the 1950s. It was an era when artists were reaching out for something new to incorporate into what had become a stale tradition of landscapes and Bird & Flower painting, and they approached it with vigor. An era largely ignored in the we...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1373043 (stock #ALR6648)
The Kura
sold, thank you
A radical ink landscape by legendary artist Fukuda Kodojin. Ink on paper in a green silk patterned border set in beige with wood rollers. It is 13 x 70 inches (33 x 178 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Fukuda Kodojin (1865-1944) an eccentric self taught artist, his status as a poet, calligrapher and literati artist has reached legendary status. Born at a time of great change (4 years before the final fall of the Edo Government), he lived through the westernization of Meiji, Taisho Dem...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1372970 (stock #ALR6647)
The Kura
$1,200.00
A lonely hutt set among scratchy trees populated by a scholar gazing out at the scene beyond on this scroll by Yukimatsu Shunpo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is performed with ink on paper in a fine silk mounting with ivory rollers (these will be changed for export) The scroll measures 21-1/2 x 87 inches (222 × 54.5 cm) and is in excellent condition. Included is the original list from an exhibition in which the scroll was featured.
Yukimatsu Shunpo (1897-1962) was born...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1372838 (stock #ALR6646)
The Kura
$1,200.00
Honda Tenjo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Seven Great Men. Ink on paper in a superlative silk mounting with ivory rollers (they will be changed if exporting). It is 26 x 85-1/2 inches (66.5 x 217 cm) and is in excellent condition. Honda Tenjo (1867-1946), born in Tokyo, initially studied western painting for five years under Kondo Katsumi before moving to Nihonga under Kano Hogai. Along with Okakura Shusui and Oka Fuho was to be called the four pillars of the Hogai Studio...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1970 item #1372781 (stock #AOR6645)
The Kura
$900.00
A mid century Nihonga painting titled Black Egret by Nishiuchi Toshio enclosed in the original period frame. The frame is 73.5 x 63.5 cm (29 x 25 inches). The painting is in fine condition, an excellent example of Nihonga painting from the 1950s to 1960s.
Nishiuchi Toshio (1933-1981) was born in Kyoto, and studied under Yamaguchi Kayo at his ShinChosha Salon. At 19 he was first accepted into the Nitten, and in 1955, just 22 years old, took top prize at the Kyoten. His Sketch books an...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1372683 (stock #ALR6642)
The Kura
$3,400.00
A most exciting find, a scroll by five of the greatest scholar-painters of the Meiji period, Tanomura Chokunyu, Suzuki Hyakunen, Tomioka Tessai, Nyoi Sanjin and Yamanaka Shinten-o; all of whom resided in Kyoto during the Meiji period. Ink on paper in a brown cloth border befitting the Daoist figures. It comes in an annotated by by Tessai from 1911. The scroll is 29-1/4 x 75-1/2 inches (74 x 192 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Nyoi Sanjin (Tani Tetsuomi, 1822-1905) was born the son o...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1372682 (stock #ALR6641)
The Kura
sold, thank you
A museum quality work by 19th century great Oda Kaisen featuring vines burgeoning with ripe fruit under the epitaph “Painted on a muggy date (possibly “by moonlight” as the term keigetsu refers) in 1840”. Ink on silk in brass colored Satin patterned with tendrils of mist and featuring white piping in the Mincho style and ivory rollers typical of literati painting of the 19th century. It is 18-3/4 x 72-3/4 inches (47.5 x 184.5 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Oda Kaisen (1785-1...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1372370 (stock #MOR6640)
The Kura
$475.00
A pair of Heiji offering vases of turned wood covered in black lacquer under vermilion in the Negoro style. They are 9-1/4 inches (23.5 cm) tall each, and in overall fine condition, dating from the 19th century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1372295 (stock #ALR6639)
The Kura
$2,350.00
Daizaburo enclosed in the original signed double wood box titled Shunsho (Spring Night). Pigment on silk between an Ichimonji patterned with chrysanthemum and maple leaves in a pale border of geometric patterns extended in fresh green silk and featuring solid ivory rollers (these will be changed if exported). It is 64.5 x 142 cm (25-1/2 x 56 inches) and is in overall very fine condition. Nakamura Daizaburô (1898-1947) was born into a family in the cloth dying industry of Kyoto, and studied...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1372258 (stock #ALR6636)
The Kura
$1,800.00
Flames light the faces of the fisherman as their birds dive for fish on this magnificent scroll by Kondo Koichiro enclosed in the original signed double-wooden box (Nijubako) with a futomaki (extra roller, an honor reserved only for the best scrolls. Ink on paper in a superb patterned silk border featuring ivory rollers (they will be replaced if exported). It is 26 x 56 inches (66.5 x 142 cm). There are a few scattered spots on close inspection, but overall very nice condition in an exception...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1372201 (stock #ALR6635)
The Kura
$1,650.00
The squall gathers over the forest on this magnificent scroll by Kondo Koichiro enclosed in the original signed double-wooden box (Nijubako) titled Early Summer Storm Clouds. Ink on paper in a green patterned silk border featuring ivory rollers (they will be replaced if exported). It is 26 x 56-3/4 inches (66.5 x 144.5 cm). There are a few scattered spots on close inspection, but overall very fine condition in an exceptional mounting.
Born in Yamanashi Prefecture, Kondo Koichiro (1884-...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1970 item #1372200 (stock #MOR6634)
The Kura
sold, thank you
A wide basin in teh shape of a Bajohai horsemans cup by Sano Hiroshi enclosed in the original signd wooden box titled Uchidashi Suiban dating from the 1960s. It is 13-1/2 inches (34.5 cm) diameter, 11 inches (28 cm) tall and in excellent condition. Signed beneath the edge of the rim.
Sano Hiroshi was born in Jūshiyama, Aichi prefecture in 1930, and graduated the Nagoya Municipal School of Crafts in 1950. He became a member of the Kofukai in 1961 He would consistently exhibit there and ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1930 item #1372172 (stock #TCR6633)
The Kura
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A trumpeting Chinese form by Miyanaga Tozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kiji Kodo Gata Kabin (Yellow Porcelain Vase in the Shape of Ancient bronze) and retaining the original Rosewood base. It is 12-1/2 inches (31 cm) tall plus the base, and in excellent condition.
Miyanaga Tozan I (1868-1941) is one of the most important names in Kyoto ceramics. He was born in Ishikawa prefecture, and graduated from the (now) Tokyo University of Art. While a government employee, h...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1372142 (stock #ALR6631)
The Kura
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Scratches of ink form a precipitous landscape of jagged mountains on the paper surface of this scroll performed by Fujii Tatsukichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is framed in a silk border terminating in ceramic rollers. A note enclosed in the box reads “When I see the mountain I fondly remember the teacher, From Daitenjogaku (a place or studio name) viewing Kuragatake (a mountain name). It is 26 x 57-1/2 inches (66 x 146 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Fujii Tatsu...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1372065 (stock #MOR6629)
The Kura
$840.00
A set of five trays from a prominent Kyoto Ryokan decorated by early 20th century scholar and artist Tanaka Hakuin and enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Maruzen Go-kyaku (Five serving trays). Each tray features a unique hand painted landscape in ink under the clear lacquer, allowing the exquisite natures of the wood grains to show through. They are 37 cm (14-1/2 inches) diameter, 7 cm (2-3/4 inches) tall and overall in fine condition.
Tanaka Hakuin (1865-1934) was born ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1372019 (stock #MOR6627)
The Kura
sold, thank you
A table of turned wood from the folk industry of Korea dating from the 19th century. This is a rare find, even in Korea, where very little remained after years of warfare and rebuilding. Traditionally with four joined legs called a soban, this type turned from a roundel is quite unusual. It is 35 cm (14 inches) diameter. There are some minor insect damages.